Majed Chergui elected EPS Fellow

© 2015 EPFL

© 2015 EPFL

Professor Majed Chergui has been elected a Fellow of the European Physical Society.

The EPS is a major non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote physics and physicists in Europe. Founded in 1968, it includes members from 42 National Physical Societies in Europe, individuals from all fields of physics, and European research institutions, such as the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, the world's largest organization of physicists. The EPS also publishes Europhysics Letters, Europhysics News, and the European Journal of Physics.

Majed Chergui is Professor of Physics and Chemistry at EPFL, where he pursues a variety of ultrafast UV and X-ray spectroscopic studies on chemical and biological systems. Since 2013, he has been Editor-in-chief of the open-access journal Structural Dynamics, created by the American Institute of Physics and the American Crystallographic Association.

With his election as Fellow, the EPS recognizes Professor Chergui “for his pioneering of novel ultrafast X-ray and ultraviolet spectroscopic tools, for the study of molecular and biomolecular dynamics in solutions, and for his engagement in promoting science in the developing world and in Europe.”